NEWS RELEASE – For Immediate Release

Founder reports Caravan to Class' project to rebuild educational infrastructure in the village of Tedeini is proceeding on schedule

Sausalito, CA - (February 25, 2011)

Nonprofit's Founder visits Timbuktu to gauge progress

Barry Hoffner, Founder and Executive Director, announced his recent visit to Timbuktu, Mali. The trip was to check progress on Caravan to Class' projects in the village of Tedeini, located outside of Timbuktu, Mali. The foundation is building a new 3 classroom building in the village, renovating an existing 3 classroom building, hiring teachers, repairing a well, and purchasing supplies and desks.

During the trip, Hoffner visited the local government Ministry and Education agency, and reported that the Timbuktu Regional Government has certified the Tedeini School. This assures a certain level of government funding, which had not existed prior to the Foundation's involvement. He also reports that in the interim while the main school building is under construction, the students are studying in temporary tent classrooms with their new teachers.


Caravan to Class is a registered 501c3 which seeks to bring education to villages in Mali and across Africa, one village at a time, by engaging diverse communities of supporters.

Caravan to Class
Barry Hoffner
Tel: 415.331.0567


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